Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Recently, the Manga Translation Battle has been gaining attention as a gateway to success for aspiring translators. In this interview series, we’ll talk with previous winners of the contest about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

*Attack on Titan* and *KanColle* Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

One angel, and one demon? Starting Aug. 28, two high-quality figures from the Wonderful Hobby Selection Series, “Colossal Titan Takayuki Takeya Ver.” and “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” are now available for pre-order.

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Apr. 29, 2014 13:0013

Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter is Resuming Serialization!

Yoshihiro Togashi’s *Hunter x Hunter* is Resuming Serialization!

It’s been announced that after a long hiatus from Weekly Shonen Jump, Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga Hunter x Hunter will resume serialization.

Apr. 29, 2014 07:005

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Anime Sarusuberi to Release Countrywide in 2015, Original Work by Hinako Sugiura, Production by Production I.G

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Anime *Sarusuberi* to Release Countrywide in 2015, Original Work by Hinako Sugiura, Production by Production I.G

Sarusuberi, the newest work by Keiichi Hara who is one of Japan’s representative animation directors, will release countrywide in 2015.

Apr. 29, 2014 01:003

“Summer School Festival” MF Bunko J Event to Be Held This Year As Well, Which Anime Adaptations Will Be Announced This Time?

“Summer School Festival” MF Bunko J Event to Be Held This Year As Well, Which Anime Adaptations Will Be Announced This Time?

The exciting MF Bunko J event Summer School Festival which attracted over 13,000 attendees last year is coming back this year.

Apr. 28, 2014 13:002

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet PV Contest Kicks Off, OVA Sequel Part 1 Screening Events to Be Held This Fall

*Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet* PV Contest Kicks Off, OVA Sequel Part 1 Screening Events to Be Held This Fall

The first part of the Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet OVA sequel, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet: Meguru Kouro, Haruka, will be screened this fall.

Apr. 28, 2014 07:009

Sora Amamiya to Play Akame in Akame ga Kill!, New Visual Also Released

Sora Amamiya to Play Akame in *Akame ga Kill!*, New Visual Also Released

Akame ga Kill! is a talked-about work that is serialized in the monthly magazine Gangan Joker (Square Enix) and for which an anime adaptation is in the works. It has now been announced that voice actress Sora Amamiya will play the role of main female character Akame.

Apr. 28, 2014 02:4122

LiSA to Release Opening Theme to Anime The Irregular at Magic High School on May 7

LiSA to Release Opening Theme to Anime *The Irregular at Magic High School* on May 7

On May 7, popular Japanese artist LiSA will release her fifth single which features four songs including “Rising Hope,” the opening theme to the TV anime The Irregular at Magic High School which began broadcasting earlier this month.

Apr. 28, 2014 01:0018

Monster Hunter 4G Trailer Shows Popular Monsters Returning, Plus New Subspecies

*Monster Hunter 4G* Trailer Shows Popular Monsters Returning, Plus New Subspecies

The latest promotional video for Capcom's Monster Hunter 4G (MH4G), which goes on sale in fall 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS, has been released.

Apr. 28, 2014 00:0320

Creator Interview: kuuuu

Creator Interview: kuuuu

Kuuuu is an illustrator who draws chibi-style characters in a pop style. In this article, we introduce what kind of person he is.

Apr. 27, 2014 13:003

Shueisha Links Up with Free Manga Site Garaku no Mori and Launches New Manga Magazine Garaku.mag

Shueisha Links Up with Free Manga Site Garaku no Mori and Launches New Manga Magazine *Garaku.mag*

Shueisha has linked up with the free manga site Garaku no Mori and launched a new manga magazine called Garaku.mag. It is a rare occurrence for Shueisha to coordinate with another company’s site.

Apr. 27, 2014 07:535

Blue Exorcist Stage Play to Focus on “Awakening the Blue Flame Arc” and “Kyoto’s Unclean King Arc,” Performances to Begin in June

*Blue Exorcist* Stage Play to Focus on “Awakening the Blue Flame Arc” and “Kyoto’s Unclean King Arc,” Performances to Begin in June

Blue Exorcist, a popular manga by Kazue Kato that is currently serialized in the monthly manga magazine Jump Square (Shueisha), is becoming a stage play this year.

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